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New Koko Black project to 'deliver jobs, investment' in north Melb
More than 100 new manufacturing jobs will be created in Melbourne's northern suburbs by a project to be funded by the Victorian and Australian Governments in partnership with Ford ...
Manufacturing metal components: offshore or local?
Is it more cost-effective long term to obtain pressed metal parts and components in Australia or from offshore manufacturers?
Training crisis threatens industry's future: AMWU
Australia risks destroying the training capacity it will need to transform manufacturing due to governments nationwide starving and dismantling TAFEs.
Business, rice farmers beg to differ on Japan FTA
Tony Abbott announced this week (Monday, April 7) Australia had finally struck a historic trade deal with Japan, a move that will allow a number of local industries – most significantly ...
Half of Aust workers "deeply worried" about future
Half of Australian workers worry about their work, a survey by the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne has found.
'UNCOVER' summit opens new world for mining
The hunt has begun to discover Australia's next resources hotspots, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry Bob Baldwin said on Monday this week (March 31).
Manufacturing contracts again in March: Australia PMI
The latest seasonally adjusted Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) contracted again in March – down 0.7 points to 47.9 (readings ...
CEO red tape report: major headway requires further efforts
The extent of the red tape burden facing Australian business is highlighted in a new Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) CEO survey.
Positioning Australia for the future
Australia's infrastructure outlook has been mapped and made public as never before with the release of the publication 'Trends', a forecast of the nation's infrastructure position ...
Red tape repeal will 'lighten the load' on business
"The Australian Industry Group strongly welcomes the initiatives the government is taking to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and other organisations," Australian Industry ...
Hunter Expressway open to traffic in just two weeks
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay this past Thursday announced the Hunter region's largest ...
Missed the 28 February quarterly BAS deadline? The ATO can help
Most businesses lodge and pay on time with over 1.3 million BAS lodgements received by the due date for the last quarter.
Qantas fallout: a round-up of industry opinion
The federal government's announcement of its intention to amend the Qantas Sale Act to potentially allow increased foreign investment in the airline is one of the hottest topics in ...
New manufacturing jobs and investment in Geelong
More than 100 new manufacturing jobs will be created in the Geelong region by the first project to be funded under round one of the Australian and Victorian government's Geelong ...
Manufacturing contraction eases in February: Australian PMI
Improvements in production levels and new orders contributed to an easing in the rate of contraction in the latest Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing ...
Planning for timely, accurate BAS lodgement
"With the next quarterly BAS due on 28 February, Australian businesses need to plan for timely and accurate lodgement, even if there is nothing to report or the business may not be ...
Unions still have 'crucial role' to play in workplace
Australian unions still play a crucial role in monitoring and enforcing employer compliance with labour laws on behalf of workers, new University of Melbourne Law School research ...
What our readers have to say about Australia's future industries
While the Australian government expressed disappointment last week over Alcoa's decision to close its Point Henry Smelter and two rolling mills, IndustrySearch readers have weighed ...
Enerpac launches 'Alice' to bore Australasia's largest tunnel
The largest tunnel boring machine ever deployed in the Southern Hemisphere has been safely and precisely sent into action using advanced Enerpac synchronous hydraulic technology to ...
Sculpting new metal polishing frontiers
Mid last year sculpture artist Geoff Farquhar-Still created a beautiful sculpture outside Scullin shopping centre using tools from 111 Abrasives Australia.
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